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Remains of Tropical Storm Cindy to Produce Heavy Rains

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report

The following is a statement from the National Weather Service in Paducah regarding Tropical Storm Cindy:

"Rainfall will begin to overspread the Heartland today, as Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. Her source moisture will be surging northward across the Mississippi river valley, enabling our developing showers and isolated thunderstorms to produce more efficient rainfall totals with time.

"Rainfall totals through today and tonight may reach or exceed an inch across the area, mainly along and south of the Ohio river. This rainfall will work toward saturating grounds for the most potent burst of tropically sourced rains to come later Friday afternoon and evening, as Cindy ejects herself across the Tennessee valley.

"Storm total average rainfall amounts of about 2 inches along and nearer the Ohio river, are expected to reach into the 3 to 4 inch range across parts of southern Kentucky, especially closest to the Tennessee border, and east of the Lakes. Locally higher totals will be possible where embedded thunderstorms enhance these average totals, and that may lead to flooding problems, especially in locations that are just beginning their recovery from the heavy rains of this past weekend.

"Stay tuned for additional statements and headlines regarding this soon to occur heavy rainfall event. Be prepared to take quick and decisive action should you encounter rising waters or flooding."

You can access the latest rainfall forecast maps right here on Explore Kentucky Lake.

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